Two-year ban and £700 fine for over the limit plumber

A man caught three times the drink driving limit has been disqualified from driving for two years and fined £700.

Brian Henderson, 50, of Cunningsburgh, was found with 111 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath when he was found by police in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Today Lerwick Sheriff Court heard Henderson’s car was parked on a verge in Quarff when officers came across it at 1.20am.

He was in a “heated altercation” with his passenger. It became clear Henderson had driven the car from Lerwick.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said Henderson, a self-employed plumber, had enjoyed no proper work since November.

He said Henderson accepted he should not have been driving.

“He was surprised by the high level of the count.”

Sheriff Graeme Napier reduced the fine from £1,000 to reflect the fact Henderson had spent much of the weekend in the cells.

Henderson can reduce his ban by six months if he completes a drink drivers rehabilitation course.


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